Ten years of a thinking model and I still didn’t spot a glaringly obvious glitch… ‘help’ says David!
When designing leadership development and deciding how best to deliver it in a blended way, I look at the outcomes and make decisions based on the type of learning needed to achieve those outcomes. If ‘knowledge’ is needed, then reading or digital learning may fit best. If learners need to increase their ‘experience’, then on-the-job learning or shadowing may be the answer. If people need to learn new ‘behaviour’ or ‘skill’, then an experiential workshop will probably be required. If the outcomes create a need to change ‘attitude’ or ‘beliefs’, then maybe some one-to-one coaching or mentoring would be just the ticket. For me, the most effective programmes use a clever blend of approaches that best fit the type of learning required and the learning styles of the target audience.
I have been using this model for over ten years and was explaining it to a client last week when they said, “knowledge, experience, behaviour, attitude, beliefs and skills… that’s easy to remember as it spells kebabs!”
Once I had overcome the urge to change one or more of the words to create a different acronym (I have always poured scorn on those who change a piece of thinking so it fits a natty acronym), I reflected that it could have been worse. For example, a local school changed its name a few years ago and put the acronym in their logo. I can’t say here the word that the letters spelled but I can say that the pupils have had ‘much fun’ with its use!
Back to my dilemma, I decided that the letters that form KEBABS may form another, more appropriate word. Four days in and I have given up. Help is needed, so if anyone can think of a word then let me know. There is a prize (not food-related) for the best answer.